This is another one that gets chalked up to Joni over at Just the Food, and man is it good. I’ve never actually had the Ikea Swedish meatballs, since I’m a straight up lygonberry jam fan, but I imagine they’d taste a lot like this dish…you know, if they were veggie, and awesome.
I did have a couple meatballs that fell apart during the frying process, but for the most part they stayed together really well, and I love the “toothsomeness” that they get from the tvp and wheat gluten. I ended up mixing all the crisp “leftovers” into the sauce, which made up all those dark specks you see.
This is definitely a comfort food, one that I’d want close at hand on a cold winter night…you know, the exact opposite of this week’s weather….